SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (Divine Mercy Sunday)
PRE-BAPTISM MEETING, FRIDAY 28TH APRIL AT 7PM IN PRESBYTERY. This meeting is for ADULTS ONLY.
AS TODAY IS DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, the Divine Mercy Prayer Group would like to invite you to join them by celebrating in the Church from 3pm to 5pm. The celebration of the Mass will take place at 6pm. The Lord promised that many blessings will bedispensed to all who celebrate His Divine Mercy.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.
GIFT AID 2016-2017. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. Please note the Gift Aid box number that you have taken home as some of the boxes are missing. You may have taken the wrong one home accidently. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN THE PARISH IN ORDER TO GET A GIFT AID BOX. Please see Parish Secretary.
† We regret to announce the death of Patrick Healy RIP who died recently. Funeral Mass will take place here on Wednesday 3rd May at 10am. This will be the only Mass on this day. May he rest in peace.
THANK YOU for the anonymous parishioner who gave a £10 donation for flowers. The money was spent on Easter Flowers. God bless you.
RED MISSIO BOX total contribution for 2016 is £1,244.34. May God continue to bless you for your generosity. Thank you very much from Missio. Please bring the red boxes to the Presbytery for emptying.
TABLE TOP SALE today at all Masses. Money raised will be donated to a chosen charity by the Confirmation Class.
ST PATRICK’S NURSERY – Full and part-time places available from September 2017. Please see church notice board for full details.
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following pupil vacancies: Year 3 – 5 spaces, Year 4 – 2 spaces & Year 5 – 5 spaces. Please contact the school office on 020 8509 4321 for more information.
UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO MASS? The church offers a service called Mass Link. At 6pm Sunday Mass, via Skype, we call people who want to listen to the Mass and broadcast the Mass to them over their phones. This service is available for anyone who can't make it to Mass, be that due to illness or any other reason. If you would like this service, please give your number to the Parish Office and we will ring you every Sunday at 6pm to listen in!
PLEASE HELP. The parish is looking for volunteer readers for the 6pm Sunday Mass. Please email or ring the parish office during office hours.
NEW PUBLICATION: The Diocese of Brentwood – 100 Years in Pictures, a Souvenir Booklet to mark our Diocesan Centenary, 110 pages with more than 300 colour and black & white photographs. Copies may be ordered from: Centenary Booklet, Brentwood Diocesan Archives, Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT. The Suggested Donation is £7 per copy (plus £2 postage & packing). Cheques should be made in favour of BRCDT.
JOB VACANCY. The Diocese of Brentwood is seeking to appoint a talented Deputy Director to join a newly established and still evolving education department. Please see church notice board.
BRENTWOOD DIOCESAN CENTENARY CHOIRS CELEBRATION: Saturday 29 April 5.30pm at St Antony of Padua, Forest Gate, London E7 9QB (followed by Vigil Mass for Sunday at 6.30pm). Parish choirs from the London parishes of the diocese will be taking part. All are most welcome to attend.
The Ruby Stone Inspirational Story by John
A man went to God and asked, “What’s the value of life?”
God gave him one stone and said, “Find out the value of this stone, but don’t sell it.The man took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what it’s cost would be.The Orange Seller saw the shiny stone and said, “You can take 12 oranges and give me the stone.”The man apologized and said that the God has asked him not to sell it.He went ahead and found a vegetable seller. “What could be the value of this stone?” he asked the vegetable seller. The seller saw the shiny stone and said, “Take one sack of potatoes and give me the stone.”The man again apologized and said he can’t sell it.Further ahead, he went into a jewellery shop and asked the value of the stone.The jeweller saw the stone under a lens and said, “I’ll give you 50 Lakhs for this stone.” When the man shook his head, the jeweller said, “Alright, alright, take 2 crores, but give me the stone.”The man explained that he can’t sell the stone. Further ahead, the man saw a precious stone’s shop and asked the seller the value of this stone.When the precious stone’s seller saw the big ruby, he lay down a red cloth and put the ruby on it. Then he walked in circles around the ruby and bent down and touched his head in front of the ruby.“From where did you bring this priceless ruby from?” he asked. “Even if I sell the whole world, and my life, I won’t be able to purchase this priceless stone.Stunned and confused, the man returned to the God and told him what had happened. “Now tell me what is the value of life, God?God said, “The answers you got from the Orange Seller, the Vegetable Seller, the Jeweller & the Precious Stone’s Seller explain the value of our life… You may be a precious stone, even priceless, but people may value you based on their level of information, their belief in you, their motive behind entertaining you, their ambition, and their risk taking ability. But don’t fear, you will surely find someone who will discern your true value.”In the eyes of God you are very very precious. Respect yourself. You are Unique. No one can Replace you!
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Marta:Friday / Magdalena: Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647 During Office Hours.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm